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DCR visits Brimfield for series of tree plantings


'Very successful day' leads to more than 150 new trees



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The DCR held a massive tree planting project in Brimfield on Saturday, April 28. About 150 trees were planted by DCR officials and volunteers. (click for larger version)
May 02, 2012
BRIMFIELD — Last year was a horrible one for trees in town, as thousands were either killed or heavily damaged by the June 1 tornado and the October 28 snowstorm.

Residents realize that it will take several decades to return Brimfield to the condition it enjoyed before the year of the storms, but the long process of replanting trees is well underway thanks to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and a massive group of volunteers eager to see some more green in town.

Several members of the DCR descended on Brimfield on Saturday, April 28, spending a few hours fanning out through hard hit residential areas with volunteers in an effort to plant trees. According to DCR spokeswoman S.J. Port, about 150 trees were planted in only four hours. One tree was even planted on the Town Common.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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